A new species of the genus Neoverruca (Cirripedia, Thoracica, Verrucidea, Neoverrucidae) from a hydrothermal vent area in the Okinawa Trough

in Crustaceana
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A new species of the neoverrucid barnacle genus Neoverruca Newman, 1989, N. intermedia sp. nov., collected from a hydrothermal vent area in the Okinawa Trough, is described and illustrated. It differs from N. brachylepadoformis Newman, 1989 by the apical end of the inner surface of the movable scutum being in a pocket-form, with a longitudinal groove upwards, and without median ridges; the adductor ridge (or myophore) of the fixed scutum stout and the inner distal part of the scutum without longitudinal ridge.

A new species of the genus Neoverruca (Cirripedia, Thoracica, Verrucidea, Neoverrucidae) from a hydrothermal vent area in the Okinawa Trough

in Crustaceana



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    Neoverruca intermedia sp. nov.: a, holotype; a1, complete shell (dorsal view); a2, complete shell (fixed tergal-fixed scutal view); b-e, outlines of different individuals: b1, c1, d1, e1: complete shells in dorsal view, respectively; b2, c2, d2, e2: complete shells in fixed tergal-fixed scutal view, respectively; f, outline of individual with only trace of latus left; g, outline of individual with latus lost.

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    Neoverruca intermedia sp. nov.: a, shells: a1, movable scutum (exterior); a2, movable scutum (interior); a3, movable tergum (exterior); a4, movable tergum (interior); a5, fixed scutum (exterior); a6, fixed scutum (interior); a7, fixed tergum (exterior); a8, fixed tergum (interior); b, scutum and tergum: b1, movable scutum (interior); b2, movable tergum (interior); b3, fixed scutum (interior); b4, fixed tergum (interior); c, d, movable tergum interior view, respectively; e, f, fixed scutum and tergum: e1, f1, fixed scutum interior view; e2, f2, fixed tergum interior view; g, h, fixed scutum interior view, respectively; i, fixed tergum interior view; j, latus exterior and interior view, respectively; k, small individual and basal whorls of imbricating plates; k1, small individual; k2, basal ribs of imbricating plate (exterior); k3, basal ribs of imbricating plate (interior).

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    Neoverruca intermedia sp. nov.: a, soft body; b, labrum and palp; c, mandible; d, maxilla I; e, maxilla II; g, cirrus II; h, interior view of cirrus II; i, cirrus III; j, cirrus VI and penis; k, intermediate segments of cirrus VI; l, terminal end of penis.

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